Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
26 (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), sleeping quarters must be located above the load line amidships or aft.
(2) Sleeping quarters must not open directly into cargo and machinery spaces, galleys, storerooms, drying rooms or communal sanitary areas.
(3) In passenger vessels and in special purpose vessels if arrangements are made for lighting and ventilation, sleeping quarters may be located below the load line, but in no case are they to be located beneath working passageways.
(4) If the size, type or intended service of the vessel renders any other location impractical, sleeping quarters may be located in the fore part of the vessel, but in no case are they to be located forward of the collision bulkhead.
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